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Volcano Lodge & Springs

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La Fortuna de San Carlos-Arenal Lake road | 7 Km West from Downtown, Road To Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly Volcano Lodge & Gardens)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like most "volcanic activity" spots, these thermally heated hot springs are therapeutic and wonderfully relaxing. Volcano Lodge & Springs has a nicer "gradually-cooling-as-water-reaches-next-level-down" soaking place than two nearby locations that tout their waters with big headlines. The people working here were polite, friendly (with one exception), and really nice. My husband and I have been in hot spring resorts in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is amazing, it's gardens, and little pathways are fun. But, it's very sterile and keeps you from experiencing the people of Costa Rica. The staff are nice, well trained, and way too professional for my liking. This is in no way a negative review, the place is awesome. We just prefer a more organic experience.

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Katy, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently stayed at this hotel; it was a very short trip (Thursday-Sunday). The hotel is located in a great area (lots of tourists), and near many delicious restaurants. The rooms were very simple and clean (cable tv, clean restrooms, hot water, and a great backyard view). We got to see the Arenal Volcano on the day... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Though I did enjoy my stay here, whether you decide to stay here depends on what you want to get out of your vacation. Because the hotel is about 4 km outside of the main town, taxis charged $20 each way (for 2 people) so it was too expensive for us to explore the town of La Fortuna and even... More 

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Gloucester, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it here! The views are amazing, the grounds are beautiful, the pools and hot springs are clean and inviting. Swim up bar, happy hour, free breakfast, omg that volcano view!!!, towel art, nice room, good restaurant, good service, quiet, great wifi, comfy bed, I think I could go on forever. I thought the service was great at the... More 

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volcanolodge, Guest Relations Manager at Volcano Lodge & Springs, responded to this review

Dear deanna222! Thank you for your wonderful review, we are all so pleased that you had such a memorable stay. It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your staying with us; we are blessed to have such wonderful volcano view, and also thank you for recognising the efforts of our entire team to make your stay memorable. On... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful landscaping. Friendly and efficient Bell Boy. Restaurant and Front Desk personnel not very cordial. Food very good, but restaurant not open until 7am, so not accommodating for early activities.

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volcanolodge, Guest Relations Manager at Volcano Lodge & Springs, responded to this review

Greetings from Volcano Lodge & Springs! Thank you for sharing your experience with fellow Tripadvisor readers. We are very sorry to read that you felt that we were not so cordial with you, please accept my most sincere apologies for this attitude. Thanks once more for your comment! Best regards! More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room, gardens, breakfast, and definitely the pools were all fantastic. We paid about $100 for the basic room (no private pool) but found the main hot spring to be wonderful, so quite happy with our choice. The breakfast is buffet style and of good quality and variety. Even the basic cabin has large windows facing greenery with a small... More 

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volcanolodge, Guest Relations Manager at Volcano Lodge & Springs, responded to this review

Hi, Ellen! Thanks for taking the time to complete your TA review and it was great to read how much you enjoyed our hotel. We hope to see you again when you visit La Fortuna de San Carlos on a future occasion and many thanks again for your review. Kind regards from Volcano Lodge & Springs! More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at Volcano Lodge. The property was beautiful, our room had an amazing view, free breakfast was good and staff was so friendly and helpful. We ended up booking all of our excursions through them and each one was great. Highly recommend this hotel and would love to visit again.

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Portugal
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26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was the bonus of our whole trip. What a place!! Great rooms, good bathrooms, nice views to a cloudy volcano and the most amazing springs. You can use them all day and night, except for 2 hours from 5 to 7am when they clean it. Unfortunately the restaurant is extremely expensive, which I think is the very down... More 

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Uvalde, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start off by saying that I value reviews when planning a trip. I will spend an exorbitant amount of time researching hotels, restaurants and especially experience trips well before I commit to any destination. We just returned from a trip to Costa Rica, and I can’t say enough about this particular location. I’ve traveled to CR in the... More 

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